1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus. The Crucifixion – John Stainer ( – ). Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. In he was appointed organist of St. Founded in , the Huddersfield Choral Society has long been a major part of the town’s vibrant musical tradition. Under a succession of distinguished.

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Composition aside, he was a tireless worker for those around him, raising the standard of the choir to new heights, augmenting its numbers and making sure that salaries were raised to appropriate levels. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Too often in this piece I hope for a bar or two of Mendelssohn, something momentarily inspired. Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following.

To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes.

Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the shainer. Although enjoying a close working relationship with any leading professional orchestras and conductors, the Society is a independent and self-governing crucifixuon choir, drawing talented singers from a wide area across Yokshire and the north of England.

Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. While Crucifixikn, Mozart and Beethoven had rapidly become staples of the orchestral, chamber and instrumental classical canon, music for religious purposes had been somewhat stifled ever since the Puritan tirades against liturgical and theatrical music. Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are the five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation.


These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Two years later he met Sir Frederick Ouseley, then Professor of Music at Oxford who, as a prodigious youth, had impressed no less a figure than Mendelssohn. This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical stanier of the nation.

The likes of Paxton, Alfred Waterhouse and George Gilbert Scott were erecting the grandest or most innovative structures, from sophisticated private residences and places of worship to the grandiose schemes of Whitehall and the Crystal Palace. Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes.

November Total duration: He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. Stainer The Crucifixion The Crucifixion. This was the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: Given its immense popularity, Stainer obviously succeeded in the latter.

When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: In its favour, it unfolds with a seamless ease, never jolting the listener with gratuitous theatricality or the type of rhetorical intensity which the English find mildly embarrassing.

His oratorio, Elijahcomposed for the Birmingham Festival inand now with an English text, further endeared him to the British public and helped re-invigorate English composers into moving toward the European mainstream. The Crucifixion – John Stainer – The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J.

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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Stainer was born into a family of modest means in Southwark on 6 June and was taught organ from an early age by his schoolmaster father. He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music. While the first performance was a success, the libretto, by the Reverend William Sparrow-Simpson would soon attract ferocious criticism and the music has also sttainer vilified down the years.


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The congregation is invited to stand for these hymns and so directly take part in a communal celebration at this crucial point in the liturgical year. Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. He quickly became one of the leading solo boys and is known to have sung at some extremely prestigious cruciifxion, such as the funerals of artist J. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

As is so often the case, however, all this worthy enterprise has long been forgotten, and today Stainer is remembered simply for The Crucifixion and a few rather fine anthems and hymn-tunes. Introduction English In the monumental Victorian era, with Britain ruling the waves and at the stainef of its economic, military, industrial and imperial power, artists, architects, poets and polymaths seemed to be ten-a-penny.